(HUNTSVILLE) - Kael Coleman hit 5-of-6 free throws over the final 44 seconds and Maurice Dobbins scored 12 points in his first career start to help the UAH Chargers snap a three-game losing streak, beating West Alabama 72-64 at Spragins Hall, Monday night.
The Chargers moved a step closer to clinching a spot in the GSC Tournament as they improve to 13-12 and 6-4 in the conference. UWA fell to 9-15 and 2-7.
The Tigers erased the Chargers' 36-34 haltime lead with a barrage of three-pointers in the start of the second half, hitting nine bombs from behind the arc to take a 54-50 lead midway through the half.
After a pair of free throws by Tyler Dunaway tied it at 56-56, UAH went on a 9-2 run before increasing its lead to 65-58 on another pair of free throws by Dunaway with 4:58 remaining.
The Tigers cut the lead to 67-63 on a three-pointer by Demarcus King with 1:11 left, but that would be as close as they would get the rest of the way.
Dunaway paced UAH with 18 points, followed by Coleman with 15 points and 6 rebounds, Cody Jones with 13, and Dobbins with 12 points and 5 rebounds in his first start since graduating from Decatur High School.
King led West Alabama with a 19 points.
The Chargers shot 54.2% from the field in the 1st half and were 13-of-17 from the line in the 2nd half, while holding West Alabama to less than 40% shooting for the game.
The Chargers' final home game in the regular season is this Saturday against UNA.
Courtesy UAH Sports Information